DEESIDE'S Assembly Member is urging people to help protect the TV licence for elderly residents.

Jack Sargeant AM is backing a UK wide campaign to protect free TV licences for over 75s.

The Alyn and Deeside AM told the Leader he was extremely 'angry' that the UK Tory Government has broken its promise to older people, having promised in 2017 to keep the TV licence free to those over 75.

About 159,280 households in Wales will be hit by the changes including 4,140 households in Alyn and Deeside.

Mr Sargeant said: "I am really angry with the Tories about this, older people from Alyn and Deeside have already been in touch, worried about the impact on their finances.

"These residents are on fixed incomes and will be hit hard by these cuts.

"I urge everyone to support the campaign to stop this Tory cut."

Those wishing to support the campaign can do so online at


Speaking during First Ministers questions about TV licence cuts, Welsh Labour Leader and First Minister Mark Drakeford it was 'a pretty dark day for those families, where in future many of them will get no help at all'.